Honoring veterans at funerals and during patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, is the reason many veterans from different organizations come together to form the DeWitt County Color Guard.
Tom Reddington with the American Legion indicates that the color guard is made up of volunteers from the American Legion, AmVets, and VFW. The color guard is responsible for performing and taking care of the many tasks associated with a proper veteran funeral.
Reddington states that no matter what the weather forecast looks like the color guard will be there honoring a veteran. He says there is no fee associated with the color guard and they use memorials made out to the local veterans organizations to provide funding for the color guard.
Anyone interested in being a member of the DeWitt County Color Guard can contact Tom Reddington at (309) 838-4072. The only prerequisite for being in the color guard is to be a member of either the American Legion, AmVets, or VFW.